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William Riead (written by)
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Release Date:
6 May 1988 (Portugal) See more »
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Tagline:
When Terror Rules, Only One Man Can Break Through.
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American spy Scorpion learns of the KGB capture of The Widow just as she is ready to retire. Later Scorpion gets kidnapped from her hot tub. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Generic, yet entertaining, Crown International action cheese See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Tonny Tulleners ... Steve Woods

Don Murray ... Gifford Leese
Robert Logan ... Gordon Thomas
Allen Williams ... Phil Keller

Kathryn Daley ... Jackie Wilemon

Ross Elliott ... Sam Douglas

John Anderson ... Joel / Noel G. Koch

Bart Braverman ... Mehdi
Tom McFadden ... Lt. Woodman (as Thom McFadden)
Billy Hayes ... Wolfgang Stoltz (as William J. Hayes)
Adam Pearson ... Jack Devlin
Ari Barak ... Hanis
Adam Ageli ... 1st Faued

John Lazar ... 2nd Faued (as John La Zar)
Lisa Pontrelli ... Leese's secretary
Joseph Whipp ... Leese's aide
Stephen Riead ... Young Steve
Thomas Riead ... Young Phil

Jack Lightsy ... 1st Police guard
Keela Wright ... Police guard's wife (as Kelela Wright)
William Griffith ... George Cauffman, D.A.
Tom Cassell ... Deputy D.A.
Douglas Happ ... Cessna Pilot
Bill Sherwood ... Agent in Cessna
Jane Gierlich ... Mrs. Douglas

Robert Colbert ... Brig. Gen. James Hagen
Tony Martineau ... Los Angeles International Airport: Pilot
Tom Serrano ... Los Angeles International Airport: 1st Terrorist
Duke Jubran ... Los Angeles International Airport: 2nd Terrorist
Anna Ortega ... Los Angeles International Airport: 3rd Terrorist
Marty Imsland ... Los Angeles International Airport: Dr. Grant
Herb Mitchell ... Los Angeles International Airport: Dr. Ghys
Patricia Murray ... Los Angeles International Airport: Head Nurse
William Utay ... Los Angeles International Airport: Pathologist
Vivian Patrick ... Los Angeles International Airport: Dr. Ghys' secretary
Dimitra Mina ... Los Angeles International Airport: Nurse Receptionist
Ann Godron ... Los Angeles International Airport: Nurse
Erika Hess ... Los Angeles International Airport: Nurse (as Erika Gasser)
Elizabeth Nelson ... Los Angeles International Airport: Nurse
Colleen Nelson ... Los Angeles International Airport: Candy Striper
Harvey Whitaker ... Los Angeles International Airport: 1st Policeman
Robert Hinshaw ... Los Angeles International Airport: 2nd Policeman
Erik White ... Los Angeles International Airport: Ship's Purser
Brad Wilson ... Los Angeles International Airport: Ship's Photographer
Richard Bravo ... Spain: Tough guy
Louis Alexander ... Spain: Male patron
J. Víctor López ... Spain: Bartender (as J. Victor Lopez)
Sonia Vera ... Spain: Female Patron
Jose Martin Munoz ... Spain: Man outside cantina
Alumo Jimenez Martin ... Spain: Man outside cantina
Luis Marugon ... Spain: Man on donkey

Luisa Leschin ... Spain: Madrid Telephone Operator
Kathleen Hernandez ... Spain: Madrid Telephone Operator

Wayne Ward ... Spain: Hotel Manager
Taia Chard ... Spain: Hotel Clerk
Peter Kamealoha Clark ... Spain: Detective Kikoa
Vincent Kahaloa ... Spain: Police Officer
Frederick A.C. Maikai Jr. ... Spain: Police Officer
Pat Bishop ... Spain: Cab Driver (as Patrick Bishop)
Nabawa Abou-Seif ... Spain: Victim (as Nagwa Abou-Seif)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bowen ... Political Official (uncredited)
Pamela Jean Bryant ... Flight attendant (uncredited)
Heather Cameron ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)
Kim Capone ... Waiting Relative (uncredited)
Lawrence Cohen ... Douglas's Driver (uncredited)
Cam Colee ... Young Flute Player (uncredited)
Robert Darnell ... Lt. Tom Miller (uncredited)
Thomas L. Eden ... Political Official (uncredited)
Michael J. Epps ... Police guard #2 (uncredited)
Jack Ettelson ... Special Agent and Police (uncredited)
Marianne Fornstedt ... Evening Hostess (uncredited)
Jim Gazely ... Special Agent and Police (uncredited)
Larry Genova ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)
Bob Golden ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Arielle Goris ... Girl in Stateroom (uncredited)
Thomas R. Hess ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)
Lisa Jensen ... Waiting Relative (uncredited)
Douglas Joho ... Leese's guard (uncredited)
Buz Levy ... Special Agent and Police (uncredited)
Felix Martin ... Priest (uncredited)
Steve Mattson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dea McAllister ... Morning Hostess (uncredited)
George M. McCombs ... Political Official (uncredited)
Bart McManus ... Douglas's Aide (uncredited)
Clemens Meuleman ... Pietor Geerlings (uncredited)

Carmen More ... Ticket agent (uncredited)
William Moy ... Police guard #3 (uncredited)
Byron Nelson ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
John Nugent ... Special Agent and Police (uncredited)
Raymond Patterson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Shawn Player ... Harbor Patrol (uncredited)
Alex Potts ... Waiting Relative (uncredited)
Anita Marie Potts ... Waiting Relative (uncredited)

Joy Rinaldi ... Passenger Leaving Plane (uncredited)
Jeffrey Rizzo ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Rick Rounsavelle ... Special Agent and Police (uncredited)
Robert Schulman ... Political Official (uncredited)
Bernd Schulze ... Special Agent and Police (uncredited)
Alfredo Sedo ... Alfredo (uncredited)
James Sheridan ... Special Agent and Police (uncredited)
Rebecca Shinall ... Girl in Stateroom (uncredited)
Joseph G. Stone ... Political Official (uncredited)
Robert Storick ... Busboy (uncredited)
Leroy Tardy ... DIA Agent (uncredited)
Allan Thomas ... Col. John Forbes (uncredited)
Gloria Thomas ... Leese's maid (uncredited)
Anthony Vatsula ... Austin (uncredited)
Pedro Velis ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Wendy West ... Mother in Park (uncredited)
Stephen Woods ... Reporter (uncredited)
Peter Yanovitch ... Special Agent and Police (uncredited)

Directed by
William Riead 
 
Writing credits
William Riead (written by)

Produced by
John R. Burrows Jr. .... executive producer
Peter Martineau .... associate producer
Francis Meijas .... associate producer: Spain
William Riead .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sean Murray 
 
Cinematography by
William Philbin  (as Bill Philbin)
 
Film Editing by
Gigi Coello-Bannon  (as Gigi Coello)
 
Casting by
Lisa Pontrelli 
 
Art Direction by
Heather Cameron 
 
Costume Design by
Wendy West 
 
Makeup Department
Sheri Short .... makeup artist
Jan Thielbar .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Roger Cannon .... unit production manager
Larry Genova .... production supervisor
Jacques V. Huysman .... unit production manager: Amsterdam
Guillermo E. Mejias .... unit production manager: Spain
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mariano Lopez Franco .... second assistant director: Spain
Theodore Perkins .... first assistant director: Spain
Ron Simonson .... second assistant director
Wendy West .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Karen Coburn .... sculptor
Veronica Williams .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Wendell Akaka .... sound mixer: Hawaii
Gigi Coello-Bannon .... sound effects editor (as Gigi Coello)
J. Dingeman .... sound mixer: Amsterdam
Thomas Fitzpatrick III .... sound mixer: Spain
Stan Gordon .... sound mixer
Robert Hinshaw .... assistant sound mixer
Bart McManus .... boom operator
Wayne Nakatsu .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Adrian Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Steve Davis .... stunts
Bob Golden .... helicopter stunts
Dragon Majailovic .... stunts
Val Mijailovic .... stunts (as Val Majailovic)
Dar Robinson .... stunt coordinator
Gary Wells .... boat stunts
Dar Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ricardo Alvarez .... grip: Spain
Dwight Campbell .... gaffer
Dwight Campbell .... gaffer: Hawaii
James Forrest .... still photographer (as James B. Forrest)
Lance Gorsky .... director of photography: Hawaii
Julio Gutierrez .... camera operator: Spain
Jason Kaulukukui .... camera operator: Hawaii
Tim Keegan .... second assistant camera
Pat Kenney .... key grip
Antonius Linnemann .... camera operator: Amsterdam
Martijn Luns .... gaffer: Amsterdam
Enrique Luna Macias .... gaffer: Spain (as Enrique Luna)
John Martineau .... first assistant camera
Barbara Morris .... still photographer
John Oshiro .... grip: Hawaii
B.J. van Daan .... grip: Amsterdam
 
Casting Department
Dean P. Call .... extras casting
Arielle Goris .... extras casting
Lynnette Richards .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
James Carter .... color timer (as Jim Carter)
Susan Franzblau .... additional editor
Kevin O'Connor .... telecine
Chris Weber .... dailies editor
 
Music Department
Gigi Coello-Bannon .... music editor (as Gigi Coello)
James Giles .... music producer
James Giles .... music recordist
Sean Murray .... music producer
Sean Murray .... music recordist
Jerry Peters .... drums
 
Other crew
Tim Baker .... publicist
T. Clayton Bowen .... accountant
Pietor Dungen .... locations supervisor: Amsterdam
Judy Gantt .... production assistant
Lisa Jensen .... producer's assistant
Pablo Martin .... translator: Spain
Jim Martineau .... production assistant
Byron Nelson .... attorney
Colleen Nelson .... production assistant
Wayne Ward .... talent coordinator: Hawaii
Wendy Ward .... assistant: William Riead,: Hawaii
 
Thanks
Mr. Allan Bergendahl .... special thanks
Mrs. Allan Bergendahl .... special thanks
Trish Brancaccio .... special thanks
Erik Davis .... special thanks (as Sgt. Erik Davis U.S.M.C.)
Len Hollander .... special thanks
Ed Luedke .... special thanks
Rochelle Luedke .... special thanks
Linda Turner .... special thanks
Craig Winn .... special thanks: and the Winnsong
 
Crew believed to be complete


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Generic, yet entertaining, Crown International action cheese, 17 August 2015
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

An American secret agent called Scorpion is tasked with protecting a terrorist who is set to testify against his cohorts. The job goes wrong and Scorpion's childhood friend is killed in the process, he now has a personal agenda and hunts down the killers.

Scorpion is a typically low budgeted Crown International Pictures release. It's a martial arts action flick which is extremely generic. That said I did find it consistently entertaining so it gets pass marks from me. It does have a fairly non-descript leading man, who it seems wasn't really an actor to begin with and didn't go on to make any other films. Yet the film does have a sprinkling of other people you may recognise from other b-movies, most surprisingly to me was seeing John Lazar – who played the indescribable Z-Man in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) – appear in an utterly minor role late in the film. What a waste! Anyway, it was at least nice to see him pitch up in something else. Anyhow, for what it's worth the action in this one takes place in Spain and Hawaii, as well as mainland USA. There are quite a few fights and guns to ensure things remain interesting. All things considered, I thought this one was pretty good fun. Oh and I also thought the poignant 'shoving over the statue' scene was pretty funny.

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